Madison Junction to Norris Drive

MODERATE 14 reviews
#45 of 168 trails in

Madison Junction to Norris Drive is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Yellowstone National Park, WY that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible from April until October.

13.3 miles 1196 feet Point to Point

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Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

hiking
9 months ago

Very cool waterfall right next to the road very cool !!!

scenic driving
9 months ago

This stretch of road contains Gibbon Falls, Artist Paint Pots (one of my wife's favorites), and Beryl Springs.

scenic driving
9 months ago

I give this a 5-star rating simply because this route offers a great East/West shortcut through the middle of the park. Because there are no spectacular geothermal or natural wonders on this route, traffic is generally moving close to the 45mph posted speed even in the July & August peak times. (Unless, of course, there is wildlife near the road - then it's like everywhere else in the park - a standstill).

scenic driving
1 year ago

Nice drive, but nothing particularly special compared to the rest of the wonders of the park.

scenic driving
2 years ago

scenic driving
2 years ago

Very pretty drive from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone over to the Norris Geyser Basin. Good way to get from one side of the park to the other.

scenic driving
2 years ago

Not as crowded as the road towards Old Faithful, but it has some pretty spots to stop like Gibbon Falls, and Beryl Springs.

scenic driving
3 years ago

Nice waterfall along this road

scenic driving
3 years ago

Short connecting drive that makes what I call the figure 8 loop

scenic driving
3 years ago

We took this road as a shortcut back to the RV park. A few miles from the west end, a graded road breaks off to the right. It goes to a canyon, and you drive along the edge past the Virginia Cascades. The road then rejoins the Canyon-Norris road in less the 5 miles.

scenic driving
3 years ago

Not near as busy as the Old Faithful area. As nice stop is at Gibbon Falls.

scenic driving
5 years ago

This is a nice stretch of geothermals, some of which are not what visitors might have expected, like Beryl Spring and the Artists Paintpots. Because it's north of the larger concentration of geothermals, including Old Faithful, it isn't quite as crowded with Griswolds. On our trip, we also saw more bison than on the next stretch to the south. The off-road walks are amazing! Can't wait to go back in December!

scenic driving
5 years ago

Like the rest of Yellowstone, this is a beautiful drive. You start out in the forested caldera, and you can immediately tell when you cross the caldera rim. Suddenly your back in geothermal land! We didn't see any notable wildlife, but it was a pretty, relaxing drive. Can't wait to go back!

scenic driving
5 years ago

This short stretch of road is filled with Bison that will come right to your car! Just don't leave the protection of your car to take pics or just to get close to these immense animals.